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    One in four not isolating, 627 Vic cases -selected

    An alarming number of Victorians who have tested positive for coronavirus are not staying home, with more than 100 referred to police, as the state recorded 627 more cases and another eight deaths.…
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    Medical experts explore NZ lockdown in Vic -selected

    Medical experts are weighing up harsh New Zealand-style restrictions to combat the Victorian coronavirus outbreak, which is fuelling a rising national death toll. Eight more people have died from the…
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    Vic records 627 COVID cases, eight deaths -selected

    Victoria has recorded 627 more COVID-19 cases and another eight people have died. Premier Daniel Andrews on Friday said the latest fatalities were two men in their 50s, two men aged in their 70s,…
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    Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston had COVID -selected

    Brian Cranston in the press room during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(AAP Image/Graylock.com)…
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    Aged care workers to get pandemic leave -selected

    Casual aged care workers will be eligible for paid pandemic leave after a Fair Work Commission decision to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The variations will take effect from Wednesday and…
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    Hope virus has reached its peak in Vic -selected

    Victoria's second coronavirus wave could be close to its peak, but it may take months before case numbers return to single digits. Modelling by health authorities suggests Monday's record 532 new…
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    Vic records six deaths, 300 COVID-19 cases

    A record six Victorians have died from coronavirus, as the state clocks another 300 new cases as hundreds more flout restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Friday the deaths were all…
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    US coronavirus cases exceed 3 million

    After shattering a daily record this week and recording more than 60,000 new coronavirus cases, the United States has now passed the 3 million mark in the total tally since the start of the…
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    Melburnians start stay-at-home lockdown

    Melburnians are back in stay-at-home lockdown for six weeks in a bid to contain a second wave of coronavirus cases in the state. Residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the…
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    Vic does more than one million virus tests

    VICTORIA'S LATEST CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS: AS OF JULY 8: * 134 new cases * Total of number of cases now 2942 * 11 new cases are linked to outbreaks * 123 are under investigation * 75 infections in total…
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    Melbourne returns to lockdown for 6 weeks

    Melbourne has been ordered back into lockdown after the state was hit with a record 191 new cases of coronavirus. Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday confirmed people in metropolitan Melbourne and…
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    Victoria records 191 new COVID-19 cases

    Victoria has recorded 191 new cases of coronavirus, as the state prepares for the closure of its border with NSW. It is the highest number of new diagnoses in the state since the start of the…
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    ADF to be deployed on NSW-Victoria border

    Australian Defence Force personnel will patrol the NSW-Victoria border after it closes at midnight to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. The ADF is finalising plans to deploy between 350-500…
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    How the NSW-Victorian border closure works

    VICTORIA-NSW BORDER CLOSURE * The border will close from 11.59pm Tuesday night * Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian agreed the measure…
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    Victoria-NSW border set to be closed

    The Victoria-New South Wales border is set to be closed, as Victoria struggles to contain a second wave of coronavirus. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the border closure at…
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    Victoria records 74 new coronavirus cases

    A resident looks out a window in public housing towers in North Melbourne, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Police are enforcing a lockdown at public housing towers in Melbourne after Victoria recorded 108 new…
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    Virus cases rising in 40 of 50 US states

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the US has climbed to a record high of more than 50,000, with the infection curve rising in 40 of the 50 states in a reversal that has largely…
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    PM takes middle path on virus support

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned against creating a dependency on coronavirus support measures, as some Victorians entered lockdown for a…
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    Lab-grown 'lungs' help in virus treatments

    Australian scientists have grown "human lungs" in the laboratory, meaning victims of potentially fatal viruses such as COVID-19 could receive faster treatments. The research would minimise animal…
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    Key virus restrictions to be lifted July 1

    STATE-BY-STATE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS TO BE EASED NSW From July 1: * Children's and adult community sport to resume * A 50-person cap on indoor venues will be scrapped for a one-person per four…